Welcome to the Holistic Hen - Sharing Experiences Raising Organic Chickens, Quail & Pigeons


Organically raised chickens, quail, fantail pigeons and the occasional guest poultry all living in 1000m2 of organic forest garden. The following articles attempt to look at the poultry's view of life in the backyard and to observe and share how they thrive and survive in the environment we created for them. On the occasions when I need to intervene, I do so with a holistic approach to the bird as an individual and also to infer from the situation what this tells me about the general health, happiness and dynamics of the flock. I look at stress management and show how to use nutrition and phytotherapy for both prevention and cure of various conditions. These articles are on-going, they occur either as they happen to us or because someone has asked me for help with their birds and thus to share what I have learned from the experience.

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Co-parenting - Put the Jungle Back in the Fowl Part 3

If I were to analyse why co-parenting seems on the rise this year in the forest garden, then I might proffer as hypotheses; the heatwave, resultant drought and their attendant factors of leaf-drop and the paucity of...read more